Next week I am having two couples over for dinner with mostly meat eaters but one vegetarian in the mix. I was thinking of doing an italian themed evening, serving some crostini, a salad and then perhaps a veggie lasagna with some meat offering as well. I dont have a big enough dining room table for the 5 of us to comfortably sit so I was going to do it buffet style. 3 issues
1. I hate ricotta cheese - does anyone have a good veggie lasagna recipe that uses goat or some other non ricotta option?
2. any ideas for the meat course? Was thinking maybe sausage and peppers but totally open to ideas
3. its a celebratory dinner for the engagement of one couple and the first baby for the other so any ideas on how to make the meal more festive would be great - sounding a little peasanty to me right now. Maybe prosecco and tiramisu??
Thanks - I know i can count on you guys!